“How’s Liam doing?”
“I think you can hear that….”(Liam screaming and crying in background)
“Well, did you try…”
“YES, I tried everything you told me to do and nothing worked. I put him down and I’m just going to let him cry it out.”
“Well why don’t you…”
“I’ve tried everything you told me to do”
Silence (besides the screaming in background)…..
“Do you need me to come home? I can turn around”
“I think you’re doing great, you can handle it.”
And finally….“What time will you be home?”
We hung up and I quickly called my mommy friends if they had experienced this so early in their children. Oh yes, my friend, totally normal they told me. Huh…Who knew?
So when I arrived home an hour and ½ later, Liam is STILL crying. Uh oh. Dustin didn’t have a very warm welcome for me, as one can imagine. I came in, scooped Liam up, bounced him for a minute or so and he was out like a light….Hmmmm. I think he missed me….Honestly, it made me feel REALLY good as a mom, however I feel bad Dustin had to suffer. Someday it will be the other way around I’m sure.
I never realized how young babies can first become aware of their surroundings so intently. I thought we had a least another couple months before Liam had this kind of reaction.
Other than the attachment issues (LOL) Liam is doing great. His new tube is working out just fine, but I can’t wait to get the button put on. Right now, the long rubber tube projecting out of him is a little intimidating at times, especially when he gets active and starts grabbing and pulling at everything in sight! Another 3 weeks…we can do it.
As far as his next surgery goes, no date has been set yet. The cardiologist thinks it will be when Liam is about 7 months old, depending on a number of different factors. Liam will be 4 months old next week! We have two appointments next week, Tuesday at the cardiologist and then Wednesday will be his 4 month well check with a new pediatrician we are trying out. His next check on the vocal chords won’t be until the first of March, and from there we will decide when we will do another swallow study. Whew, lots going on with him.
P.S. My New Year’s resolution is to do at least 3 blog post a week, so PLEASE hold me accountable!! If you see I haven’t posted in awhile, give me a shout firstname.lastname@example.org =) We love all of you friends and family and want to thank you for you love, support and prayers! We are ALWAYS in need of them!